City of St. John's 2000 Annual Report

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City of St. John's 2000 Annual Report

City of St. John’s2000 ANNUAL REPORTMESSAGE FROM THE MAYORI am pleased to present the City of St. John's 2000 annual report. Thisdocument provides an overview of our financial picture and highlightsmany of the programs, services and projects your City Councilundertook during the year to support the growth of a strong, diverse,and vibrant capital city.The City incurred a small deficit on operations in 2000 but entered2001 with a healthy surplus on operations in excess of $2 milliondollars. Revenues increased by $2.25 million from 1999 due toincreases in tax revenues and permit fees, evidence of the City'simproving economy.Major construction activity centred around several multi-year costsharedprojects including the $36 million civic centre, and the $27million capital program which included three major trunk servicingprojects.One of the most significant multi-year initiatives is the St. John'sharbour clean up. With the support of the provincial government andadjacent municipalities, St. John's has been successful in securing twothirdsof the necessary funding. Along with other Canadian coastalcities, the City of St. John's continues to pursue funding commitmentsfrom the federal government to realize the completion of this veryimportant infrastructure project.The private sector's confidence in St. John's economy was evident in2000 as we issued 1,762 permits for commercial and industrialactivities in the City. From international operations like Convergys tolocally owned and operated facilities like The Woods golf course andthe upgrade and expansion of the St. John's International Airportterminal, business activity is increasing. The economy of the Citycontinues to improve, unemployment in urban St. John's is down andthe future looks promising.St. John's was a featured city in an international broadcast that rang inthe year 2000. This new profile brought with it increased interest in St.John's as a highly appealing tourist destination. During 2000, we sawa record 311,000 out-of-province visitors and 20 cruise ships—also arecord.In closing, I want to thank our employees who, through their effortstowards ever-increasing quality, earned a national award of excellencefor workplace education. I also thank them for their continueddiligence in delivering excellent service to the citizens of St. John's.Andy Wells,Mayor, City of St. John’sMESSAGE FROM CHIEF COMMISSIONERI am pleased to join with His Worship the Mayor in presenting the Cityof St. John's second annual report on the State of the City. OurCorporate Mandate and Values set the direction for the planning andoperations of the City. Through our long range planning efforts andcontinuous performance review process, our team strives to deliverquality, efficient, and cost-effective services to the citizens of St.John's.Our annual report provides a brief overview of the range of programsand services we offer and the policy directions and initiativesundertaken to strengthen St. John's as a quality city for families and agood location for business. In addition to the infrastructure andservice investments made by the City, the public and private sectorscontinued to reinforce their commitments to St. John's.I wish to acknowledge the excellent work of the men and womenwho deliver services daily to the citizens of St. John's and the region.Ronald G. Penney,Chief Commissioner and City SolicitorMission StatementWe are a municipal corporationcomprised of employees, electedofficials, appointed boards, andcommunity groups. Our commitment is:• to deliver public services responsiveto the needs of the residents andbusinesses in the City and, whereapplicable, to the surroundingmunicipalities• to ensure the orderly and progressivephysical, social, and economicdevelopment of the City taking intoconsideration its distinctive climate,topography, and cultural andarchitectural heritage


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTTABLE OF CONTENTSCorporate ValuesWe will:• be courteous and responsive in ourinteractions with our customers-thetaxpayers• respect the individual rights of ouremployees and create and maintain awork environment that fostersteamwork and a sense of pride andaccomplishment• aggressively attract, develop, support,and retain the best employees• deliver quality services in a fair andconsistent manner• be prudent, efficient, and accountablein the use of public funds• strive to continually improve themanner in which we performCorporate MandateOur Mission Statement and CorporateValues reflect what we, as an organization,hold to be important. The Statement andValues guide us in all our workingrelationships and are indicative of themanner in which we interact with eachother.Message From the Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front CoverMessage from Chief Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front CoverSidebar: Mission StatementSidebar: Corporate Values and MandateThe Planning Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Performance Indicators and Citizen Service FeedbackSidebar: AmalgamationProfile of a Growing Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Capital ProjectsSidebar: e-Service InitiativeDelivering Public Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4A Diverse MandateResponsive ServiceSidebar: Fighting Fire with KnowledgeShaped up for a Good YearEmploying SuccessSidebar: Studies In ActionOur Developing Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Partnering For DevelopmentTourism DevelopmentReport from the City Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Financial Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Charts, Tables, and GraphsCapital Works • Pay-as-you-go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Unemployment Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Service Evaluation Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Building Permit Values 1995-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Non-Resident Visitors, St. John’s 1994-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Revenue by Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Expenditure by Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTTHE PLANNING FRAMEWORKThe Corporate Mandate and the long-range plan guided the actionsof the City. Every department of the municipal governmentdeveloped an annual business plan that prioritized action items,assigned accountability, and set completion dates. This informationwas the basis for assigning the operating and capital budgets fordepartments.As part of this process, the City has developed an informationtechnology platform that provides City staff with real-timeinformation on all activities. In the hands of the City's well-trainedstaff, this technology is one more tool for the efficient and effectivemanagement of human, physical, and financial resources.Performance Indicators and Citizen Service FeedbackTo achieve continuous improvement, performance indicators wereused to track all the services that were delivered and their relatedcosts. Performance indicators were then compared to othermunicipalities to assess both the quality and the quantity of theservices delivered. For example, in 2000:• a benchmark study showed that the overhead costs of the City'smunicipal legal department were the lowest of all the citiessurveyed and the number of files handled per lawyer was thehighest• to obtain feedback on services and improve the quality whereverpossible, the City began to adapt the service evaluationprogram of the Department of Public Works and Parksto the rest of the City's operationsAmalgamationAmalgamation of the urban corewas at the forefront of planningissues for Council and the citizens ofSt. John's during 2000:• the City, in conjunction with theSt. John's Board of Trade,commissioned a comprehensiveamalgamation review report• the report analyzed the issue ofamalgamation of St. John's, MountPearl and the urbanized sectionof Paradise into one political andeconomic unit and determinedthat amalgamation will savemoney, more equitably sharecosts, and permit the region tocompete more effectively withother Atlantic Canadian centres2


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTPROFILE OF A GROWING COMMUNITYe-SERVICE INITIATIVEAfter a comprehensive review of theCity's service delivery, the City hasidentified those services that can beprovided for public access on theInternet. These e-government serviceswill eventually include:• requests for services• reporting of problems• registration in recreation programs• booking of recreational facilities• requests for building permits, and• access to assessment and taxinformationPhase 2 began in 2000 and will result ina City website that will be redesigned tooffer increased interactivityCapital ProjectsWith the second largest metropolitan area in Atlantic Canada, the Cityof St. John's continued to invest in strategic development focussed onphysical, economic, and social growth for the long-term benefit of itscitizens and the region. That means a carefully calculated expansionof St. John's Infrastructure. In 2000, Council:• approved $8.8 million as a contribution from revenue towardscapital expenditure• allocated $5.5 million for major municipal infrastructure, includingstreets, sidewalks, harbour clean up, water and sewer, stormdrainage, retaining walls, traffic signals, and mapping• continued with a $27 million multi-year cost-shared capitalprogram with the ProvinceMajor construction activities in 2000 approved by Council centred onmulti-year projects:• $36 million civic centre• $2.6 million in the Northeast Expansion Zone for water reservoirconstruction and transmission main and pump station upgrade(50% complete)• $11.2 million in the South West Development Area for waterreservoir construction and transmission main and trunk sewerextension (15% complete)• $5.5 million for trunk sanitary sewer construction in the Kilbride area(65% complete)3


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTD E L I V E R I N G P U B L I C S E R V I C E SA Diverse MandateFrom its base in the St. John's Municipal Depot, the Department ofPublic Works and Parks met a diverse mandate of responsibilities.Department workers:• maintained 1,083 lane-kilometres of asphalt, traffic signs, and lights• cleared all streets of snow, ice, and debris (Workers spread 30,360tonnes of salt and 4,745 tonnes of sand to control street icing in 2000.)• attended to 446 kilometres of water mains and 665 kilometres ofsanitary and storm sewer mains• serviced water and sewer laterals• in 2000, workers repaired 51 water main breaks, flushed 685 blockedsewer mains, and completed 13 sewer-main excavations• landscaped, groomed, and developed 30 parks, 105 hectares of openspace, 81 playgrounds, over 100 sports fields, and basketball andtennis courts• managed 48 kilometres of trails, and over 35,000 mature trees• managed the Robin Hood Bay landfill and collected domesticgarbage (collected 27,713 tonnes of garbage from 32,000 units in 2000)• maintained the City's fleet of over 400 vehicles• attended to the needs of lost, abandoned or injured animalsincluding the review and development of a humane policy andbylaws (The Animal Control Division handled 2,281 animals in 2000.Of these, 481 were reclaimed or adopted.)Responsive ServiceAnticipating service needs within the City is an important part of whatis done at the Department of Public Works and Parks. As part of thatservice, the department implemented the Enterprise AssetManagement System on a department-wide basis. In 2000, employeesresponded to 12,926 service requests, up 35.5% from 1999.4The inclusion of Humane Services calls accounted for 32% of thisincrease. Of the total requests in 2000:• 36.9% were for water and sewer services• 15.8% for streets and sidewalk services• 15.3% for snow clearing or ice control• 11.4% for animal control services• 11.3% for garbage collection and disposal servicesTo evaluate the performance of the Department of Public Works andParks 312 questionnaires were sent out in 2000 to a random samplingof people who received a direct service from the Department of PublicWorks and Parks. Of those 171 people-54.8% of the sample size replied.This table summarizes the evaluation results.Fighting Fire with KnowledgeThe 223 staff and 26 volunteers of St.John's Regional Fire Department (SJRFD)provided many essential services to thecities of St. John's and Mount Pearl, andthe towns of Paradise and Petty Harbour/Maddox Cove with a total population of142,000. When requested, the SJRFDalso provided assistance to thesurrounding communities of LogyBay/Middle Cove/Outer Cove, PortugalCove/St. Phillips, Witless Bay and Torbay.In 2000, SJRFD• responded to 4,179 emergencies andalarms• allocated a total budget of $10.9million 83.7 % of which was spent onmaintaining and delivering firesuppression servicesPrevention remained a priority for thedepartment in its efforts to fight fire withknowledge. Among noteworthyactivities for the year, SJRFD:• conducted 1,077 fire preventioninspections at residential, business,and public structures• delivered 153 fire safetytraining/lectures and conducted 43fire drills• drafted 315 pre-fire plans• held 1,270 meetings and consultations


Studies In ActionArts and the City Symposium• report released in March 2000• created a strategy to encourageand support the arts and culturalindustries in the City• in response to the report the Citycreated the position of Arts andCultural OfficerTaskforce on Youth• in response to the Taskforce onYouth the City established andfilled a new youth co-ordinatorpositionStrategy for EconomicDevelopment and Heritage• Downtown Forum held in March2000• developed a strategy for thedowntown core• final report released in June 2001Airport Commercial Lands Study• in 2000, the City partnered withthe St. John's International AirportAuthority on the commissioning ofa feasibility study of airportcommercial lands developmentCity of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTDELIVERINGShaped Up For A Good YearPUBLIC SERVICESThe popularity and responsiveness of programs offered by theDepartment of Recreation was evident again this year. Registration anduse of the seven busy major recreation facilities and the programsoperated by the Department of Recreation were on par with previousyears. Many facilities activities for the year increased. For example, thenumber of users at the two outdoor pools—Bowring Park andBannerman Park pools—was up eight percent in 2000. Between June26 and September 1, 2000, over 150 casual staff were hired to work in 10different programs at 35 sites throughout the City. Other highlightsincluded:• 35,000 people registered for the Summer 2000 Program• no-charge playground program provided services to seventeen sitesthroughout the City• the new Shea Heights Community Program operated at 100% capacity• the St. John's Cabot 500 Amphitheatre opened with over 60 bookingsfor the 17 weeks of operation• Seniors Outreach programs served a total of 6,139 participants in 2000through weekly recreation programs, special events, and bus outings• volunteers for the Seniors Outreach programs logged 2,324 volunteerhours• Youth Leadership programs enjoyed a successful year in 2000 with atotal of 167 participants at all levelsEmploying SuccessAs one of the largest employers in the region, the City of St. John'scontinually strives to provide a positive work environment that bothchallenges and rewards its employees. In 2000, the City:• employed between 1,100 and 1,500 people depending on theseasonal need• worked with seven distinct employee groups including City Council,management/non-union, CUPE locals 1289 and 569, firefighters,regional water, and casual workers.• received a national award of excellence for its "Literacy in theWorkplace Project"• received a regional municipal award for its Occupational Health andSafety Week activities.OURDEVELOPING ECONOMYThe City of St. John's supported the growth and competitiveness ofthe local business community. In 2000, the City's construction activitymaintained a high pace as the City issued 3,326 new building permitswith a construction value of $87.7 million.Some major commercial projects in St. John's included:• $34.0 million St. John's International Airport Authority• $ 3.5 million Wal-Mart, Stavanger Drive• $ 2.4 million Convergys call centre• $ 2.0 million The Woods Golf Course• $ 1.1 million energy retrofit to City facilities• $ 1.0 million Beaconsfield Jr. High1997 1998Ilhavo, Portugal Youth Exchange: In recognition of the Friendship Agreementbetween St. John's and Ilhavo, the two cities organized a youth exchange in thesummer of 2000. The exchange focused on cultural awareness and youthdevelopment.5


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTOUR DEVELOPING ECONOMY• hosted a St. John's Pavilion at the Stavanger Oil Festival in Norway• entered into the third year of an investment promotion initiative with theSt. John's Board of Trade• recorded 3,609 business occupancies in 2000 of which 537 were homebased• handled over 700 business inquiries through the St. John's BusinessInformation Centre-considered to be the flagship of the outreach sites ofthe Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Business Service NetworkTourism DevelopmentIn 2000, the City continued to build on its reputation as a must-seedestination for an expanding tourist market.There were:Partnering For DevelopmentThe Division of Economic Development recognized that strategicpartnerships are vital to continued economic development whether it ispromoting St. John's and the region as an important developing energycentre,or as a good place for international business investment. In 2000,thedivision:• launched the EnergyCapital website and walk-in petroleum informationcentre to promote St. John's locally, nationally and internationally inpetroleum and ocean-related business• a record number of 311,098 out-of-province visitors spent $116 million inSt. John's (up 78% over the past four years)• 20 cruise ship visits--a new record for the City--contributed $1.6 million tothe economy• 171 group tours with 17 or more visitors mainly from Canada, the U.S.,Britain, and Germany• two direct flight shopping tours from Iceland brought a total of 904Icelandic shoppers to the City for a total of eight days and six nights6


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTREPORT FROM THE CITY TREASURERTo the Citizens of St. John’s:I am pleased to present the Financial Statements of the City of St.John's for the year ended December 31, 2000.Budgeted consolidated revenues and expenditures for 2000 were$113,363,527 and $114,617,108 respectively, for a budgeted deficit ofthe year (to utilize operating surplus brought forward) of $1,253,581.The actual revenues achieved from all sources amounted to$115,778,475, while actual expenditures amounted to $116,925,375for an actual operating deficit of $1,146,900, a difference of $106,681from the amount budgeted. This difference represents less than 0.1%of total revenues.The major sources of revenue included taxation, which provided60.6% of revenue, the Provincial share of debt service on cost sharedprojects (4.8%), the Municipal Operating Grant from the Province(4.0%) and Payments in Lieu of Taxes, primarily from the FederalGovernment, at 2.8%.Major expenditures included 11.1% on a net basis for debt service,10.2% for fire protection, 9.0% for capital works, 6.5% for snowclearing,6.2% for supply of water and 3.5% as a subsidy for public transit.The City has continued to utilize a "pay-as-you-go" policy for capitalexpenditures with exceptions made for cost sharing joint projectswith senior levels of government. Examples of such projects inprogress in 2000 were the construction of the new Mile One Stadiumand St. John's Convention Centre (the "Civic Centre") with fundingcoming from both the Federal and Provincial Governments and theMulti-Year Capital Works Program, the costs of which are shared on anequal basis with the Provincial Government. All other capitalexpenditures have been made from current revenues or from specialreserves established for the purpose, such as that set up for theHarbour Clean-up Project. Total capital expenditures in 2000amounted to $40,120,749, of which $20,944,776 related to the CivicCentre project, $5,187,593 were for street improvements, $5,043,184for water and sewer works, $2,002,856 on the Harbour Clean-up and$4,961,269 for operating equipment.The audited Financial Statements of the City for the year endedDecember 31, 2000 are included in this Annual Report and provide afull picture of the City's financial position and operations.Director of Financeand City Treasurer7


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTAUDITORS’ REPORTTo His Worship the Mayor and CouncillorsCity of St. John'sSectionPageWe have audited the consolidated balance sheet of City of St. John'sas at December 31, 2000 and the consolidated statements of revenueand expenditure and changes in financial position for the year thenended. These financial statements are the responsibility of themanagement of the City. Our responsibility is to express an opinionon these financial statements based on our audit.We conducted our audit in accordance with generally acceptedauditing standards. Those standards require that we plan andperform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether thefinancial statements are free of material misstatement. An auditincludes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting theamounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit alsoincludes assessing the accounting principles used and significantestimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overallfinancial statement presentation.In our opinion, these consolidated financial statements present fairly,in all material respects, the financial position of the City as atDecember 31, 2000 and the results of its operations and the changesin its financial position for the year then ended in accordance withgenerally accepted accounting principles.Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenditure 9Consolidated Balance Sheet 10Consolidated Statement of Changes in Financial Position 11Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements 12-19Supplementary SchedulesSchedule of Debenture Debt 19Schedule of Long Term Debt 20-21Schedule of Mortgages - Urban Living Non-Profit Housing 22Schedule of Revenue 23-24Schedule of Expenditure 25-26Schedule of Capital Expenditures 27Chartered AccountantsSt. John's, NewfoundlandJune 29, 2001PREPARED BY:Grant Thornton LLPChartered AccountantsManagement ConsultantsCanadian Member Firm ofGrant Thornton International8


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTCONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITUREYear Ended December 31 2000 2000 1999RevenueActual Budget ActualTaxation $ 70,119,369 $ 68,959,650 $ 68,701,440Grants from other governments 10,300,608 10,222,540 10,651,246Sales of goods and services 15,729,453 15,289,810 15,027,973Other revenue from own sources 5,110,219 4,280,100 4,630,784Grants in lieu of taxes 3,224,925 3,265,000 3,305,701Other transfers 555,491 544,000 526,252Urban living non-profit housing 3,680,848 3,693,180 3,747,834St. John's Transportation Commission 4,491,515 4,409,830 4,559,864Civic Centre Corporation (Note 17) 2,566,047 2,699,417 2,394,249Total revenue $ 115,778,475 $ 113,363,527 $ 113,545,343ExpenditureGeneral government services $ 12,960,841 $ 14,152,580 $ 12,147,262Fiscal services 18,511,753 18,697,760 19,039,818Transportation 19,026,474 18,145,840 16,134,080Protective services 15,863,503 15,179,770 13,663,736Environmental health services 12,037,371 12,639,280 10,478,093Recreation and cultural services 8,160,905 7,963,980 7,983,379Environmental development services 2,301,191 2,275,960 1,972,145Transfers to reserves and other funds 11,377,608 8,145,890 13,831,478Urban living non-profit housing 3,787,817 3,742,470 3,905,721St. John's Transportation Commission 8,562,472 8,958,900 8,764,491Civic Centre Corporation (Note 17) 4,335,440 4,714,678 3,587,927116,925,375 114,617,108 111,508,130Excess of revenue over expenditure(expenditure over revenue) (1,146,900) (1,253,581) 2,037,213Total $ 115,778,475 $ 113,363,527 $ 113,545,343See accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements.9


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTCONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETDecember 31 2000 1999AssetsCurrentCash and temporary investments $ 1,511,763Receivables (Note 2) $ 14,813,406 14,592,203Inventories of materials and supplies 2,248,760 2,073,940Prepaid expenditures 1,137,049 1,297,441Restricted cash deposits (Note 3) 998,897 739,59319,198,112 20,214,940Property and equipment (Note 4) 422,615,423 385,352,113Investments in rental housing projects 584,301 599,020Unamortized bond discount 286,313 332,294Deferred pension costs 291,830 512,268Deferred assessments receivable 2,765,874 2,640,013Replacement reserve fund (Note 5) 916,207 963,898$ 446,658,060 $ 410,614,546LiabilitiesCurrentBank indebtedness $ 8,302,912Payables and accruals (Note 6) 13,401,123 $ 11,845,133Current portion of deferred grants (Note 7) 2,906,612 3,097,868Current portion of debenture and long term debt (Notes 8 and 9) 14,292,433 4,643,22138,903,080 19,586,222Deferred grants (Note 7) 15,366,288 18,165,851Debenture debt (Note 8) 41,022,797 48,711,086Long term debt (Note 9) 44,174,561 41,141,334Accrued severance pay 6,891,094 6,334,420Deferred credits - assessments 2,765,874 2,640,013Trust funds payable 180,643 177,933149,304,337 136,756,859Equity Reserves (Note 10) 13,578,267 10,950,412Investment in capital assets (Note 11) 233,020,601 213,541,129Contributed surplus (Note 12) 55,638,607 53,102,998Surplus (deficit) (Note 13) - from operations 2,007,342 2,597,568- from severance pay accruals (6,891,094) (6,334,420)297,353,723 273,857,687$ 446,658,060 $ 410,614,546Contingencies and commitments (Note 15)On behalf of the Council10MayorSee accompanying notes to the financial statements.Director of Finance and City Treasurer


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTCONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN FINANCIAL POSITIONYear Ended December 31 2000 1999Cash derived from (applied to)OperatingExcess of revenue over expenditure $ (1,146,900) $ 2,037,213Depreciation and amortization 6,884 12,098Deferred pension costs 220,438 534,546Accrued severance pay 556,674 (131,441)(362,904) 2,452,416Change in non-cash operatingworking capital (Note 14) 1,061,055 1,452,833698,151 3,905,249Financing activitiesDecrease in deferred grants (2,990,819) (1,805,617)Proceeds from debenture debt 7,000,000 -Proceeds from long term debt 10,249,405 4,554,886Repayment ofDebenture debt (4,944,289) (3,446,431)Long term debt (7,310,966) (995,981)Increase (decrease) in equity accountsReserves (Note 10) 2,627,855 (2,228,177)Investment in capital assets (Note 11) 19,479,472 20,811,844Contributed surplus (Note 12) 2,535,609 1,861,639Other 96,382 (618,064)26,742,649 18,134,099Investing activitiesPurchase of property and equipment (40,120,748) (25,812,928)Disposal of property and equipment 2,850,554 5,526,033Investment in rental housing projects 14,719 13,804(37,255,475) (20,273,091)Net cash (used) provided (9,814,675) 1,766,257Cash and temporary investments (bank indebtedness)Beginning of year 1,511,763 (254,494)End of year $ (8,302,912) $ 1,511,763See accompanying notes to the financial statements.11


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 20001. Summary of significant accounting policiesBasis of consolidationThe consolidated financial statements include all the fund accounts ofthe City and the St. John's Transportation Commission and the CivicCentre Corporation, which are wholly owned and operated by the City.The Civic Centre Corporation has a fiscal year end of May 31st,therefore these financial statements include the audited accounts ofthat operation for the five months ended May 31, 2000 and theunaudited accounts for the seven months ended December 31, 2000.Inter-fund balances have been eliminated for consolidation.Fund accountingThe accounts of the City are maintained in accordance with fundaccounting principles. This system of accounts is followed in order tosegregate the various operations of the City. These funds, asrepresented in the financial statements, are:Capital and loan fundRevenue fundSinking fundUrban living non-profit housing fundInventoriesInventories of materials and supplies are carried at the lower of costand net realizable value.Property and equipmentProperty and equipment are recorded at cost. Funds received throughcost sharing arrangements or capital grants are treated as additions tocontributed surplus or investment in capital assets.The City does not record the value of lands and service installations insubdivisions vested in the City under the City of St. John's Act.Land and subdivision development costs are recorded at net cost afterapplication of proceeds from sales of land.Other than for the Civic Centre Corporation property and equipment,the City does not record depreciation, but an amount equal to annualdebt repayment is charged to operations and credited to investmentin capital assets.Investments in rental housing projectsInvestments in rental housing projects are recorded at cost less theannual principal repayment being charged to the project operations.Bond discountsBond discounts are amortized in the revenue fund over the term ofthe bond issue.Sinking fundsSinking funds established for the retirement of debentures are heldand administered by Royal Trust Company and accounted for in theCity's records on a cash basis.AssessmentsAssessments for water and sewer installations and streetimprovements are recorded on the accrual basis in the capital andloan fund. Assessments, when received, are recorded as a contributionto the revenue fund.Receipt of certain assessments has been deferred pending dispositionor development of the property to which the assessments apply.These assessments are recorded as deferred assessments receivableand as deferred credits - assessments.Employee benefitsThe City accounts for severance pay on the accrual basis and theamount is calculated based upon accumulated unused sick leave oron years of service. The amount is payable when the employee ceasesemployment with the City.Reserve for harbour clean-upThe City has established a reserve to hold funds provided for theclean-up of St. John's harbour. Commencing in 1998, a portion of thewater tax billings imposed on users is being allocated to the reserve.These funds are to be used to finance the capital works undertaken toimprove environmental conditions in the harbour.12


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 20001. Summary of significant accounting policies (cont’d)Reserve for landfill capital improvementsReserve for snow and ice managementThe City has established a snow and ice management reserve toaccumulate funds to be used in years of severe winter conditions toalleviate the financial impact on the City's operations.Reserve for Civic Centre financingThe City has established a Civic Centre financing reserve toaccumulate its share of revenue received from the accommodationstax. The accommodation tax, which was legislated effective January1, 1999, represents a three percent room levy on all fixed roofaccommodations in the City of St. John's.The City has established a reserve for landfill capital improvements toaccumulate the net revenue received from users of the Robin HoodBay landfill site. These funds are to be used to finance future capitalworks undertaken at the landfill site.Solid waste landfill closure and post-closure costsThe liability for closure and post-closure care of the City's Robin HoodBay landfill is recognized as the landfill site's capacity is used. Closurecosts are included in annual operating costs as each section of thelandfill site is filled and placed out of service. A recent studyconducted by the City has determined that the Robin Hood Bay sitehas a future life of 41 years and that the estimated annual postclosurecosts are $15,000 per year. The present value of the estimatedannual post-closure costs is being accrued over the remaining life ofthe landfill site.2. Receivables 2000 1999Taxes $ 7,285,845 $ 7,222,000Other governments 3,227,246 3,897,053Other 4,300,315 3,473,150$ 14,813,406 $ 14,592,2033. Restricted cash deposits 2000 1999Accommodation tax $ 713,484 $ 463,632Advance payments from developers 188,993 177,933Urban living non-profit housingTenants' security deposits 96,420 92,380Other - 5,648$ 998,897 $ 739,5934. Property and equipment 2000 1999Land, buildings and permanent improvements $ 335,710,226 $ 300,460,104Equipment, vehicles and movable plant 33,758,634 31,898,951St. John's Memorial Stadium 1,500,000 1,500,000Fire department property 5,325,640 4,535,507Urban living non-profit housing 30,875,547 30,874,932St. John's Transportation Commission 15,445,376 16,082,619$ 422,615,423 $385,352,11313


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 20005. Replacement reserve fund 2000 1999Urban living non-profit housing replacement reserve fund $ 916,207 $ 963,898The City has agreements with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation which stipulatethat cash be set aside for a replacement reserve fund. As of December 31, 2000 the fund is holding $750,000 in City of St. John's debentures.6. Payables and accruals 2000 1999Trade $ 7,421,200 $ 7,232,204Deposits and prepayments 4,387,586 3,109,343Accrued interest 1,460,791 1,417,068Other governments 131,546 86,518$ 13,401,123 $ 11,845,1337. Deferred grantsThe Province of Newfoundland has agreed to pay grants to the City as a share of water and sewer, street paving and reconstruction, andrecreational facilities programs. The grants are payable by annual instalments and have maturity dates up to October 1, 2017.2000 1999Paving $ 5,928,050 $ 7,461,735Water and sewer projects 12,026,269 13,447,070Other 318,581 354,91418,272,900 21,263,719Less: current portion 2,906,612 3,097,868$ 15,366,288 $ 18,165,8518. Debenture debt 2000 1999Debentures outstanding $ 59,361,000 $ 55,808,000Less: sinking funds available 6,519,203 5,021,91452,841,797 50,786,086Less: current portion 11,819,000 2,075,000$ 41,022,797 $ 48,711,086The annual requirements over the next five years relating to scheduledsinking funds are as follows: 2001 - $11,819,000; 2002 - $1,875,000;2003 - $1,875,000; 2004 - $1,875,000; and 2005 - $1,875,000.Present projections indicate that sufficient funds will be available in thesinking funds to redeem all maturing bond issues except for the issue14maturing in September 2001. The projected balance at maturity ofapproximately $9,000,000 of this issue will be refinanced.At December 31, 2000, the City held $97,000 of its own bonds in therevenue fund. It is intended that these bonds will be purchased by thesinking funds as cash becomes available.


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 20009. Long term debt 2000 1999Long term debt $ 22,048,631 $ 25,635,805Less: debt charges recoverable from theProvince of Newfoundland 18,457,477 21,520,3813,591,154 4,115,424Mortgages - Urban living non-profit housing 26,420,213 27,025,190Advances and refinanced loans 11,680,000 5,000,000St. John's Transportation CommissionLong term debt 859,000 1,315,000Capital leases 28,297 95,087Interim financing and payables - capital projects 4,069,330 6,158,85446,647,994 43,709,555Less: current portion 2,473,433 2,568,221$ 44,174,561 $ 41,141,334Annual principal repayments over the next five years relating to retirement of long term debt are as follows:Long Non-Profit St. John's Province ofTerm Housing Refinanced Capital Transportation Newfoundland NetDebt Mortgages Loans Leases Commission Share Amount2001 $3,412,080 $643,671 $840,000 $28,294 $456,000 $2,906,612 $2,473,4332002 3,093,026 683,988 840,000 180,000 2,567,682 2,229,3322003 3,051,312 725,781 180,000 2,444,612 1,512,4812004 2,672,815 771,321 43,000 2,034,929 1,443,2072005 2,329,284 819,757 1,828,885 1,320,156The Province's share of cost shared loans is recorded in the accounts of the City as debt charges recoverable and as deferred grants.Mortgages of the Urban Living Non-Profit Housing Fund are secured by specific rental properties situated in St. John's and an assignment ofrental income.15


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 200010. Reserves 2000 1999Sinking fund - reserve for retirement of debentures $ 6,519,203 $ 5,021,914Urban living non-profit housing - replacement reserve 916,207 963,898Reserve for harbour clean-up 1,886,353 2,302,754Reserve for snow and ice management 2,000,000 2,000,000Reserve for Civic Centre financing 835,908 551,107Reserve for uncashed coupons 269,293 39,752Reserve for landfill capital improvements 1,097,025 -Reserve for Robin Hood Bay post-closure costs 13,824 -Reserve for capital 40,454 70,987$ 13,578,267 $ 10,950,41211. Investment in capital assets 2000 1999Balance, beginning of year $ 213,541,129 $ 192,729,285Add:Contributions from revenue fund forCapital expenditure out of revenue 2,080,562 1,032,674Contribution for capital works program 8,764,406 10,643,828Loan repayments 5,785,834 6,699,548Contribution from sinking fund for debentures 3,447,000 6,460,000Contribution from reserve - harbour clean-up 2,119,450 762,460Contribution from reserve - Clovelly Park - 1,083Net assessments raised 232,511 263,504Interest on assessments 96,642 80,156236,067,534 218,672,538Deduct:Contribution to revenue fund from water,sewer and street improvements 329,153 343,660Write-down to net realizable value - stadium - 3,516,289Disposal of property and equipment 2,717,780 1,271,460Balance, end of year $ 233,020,601 $ 213,541,12916


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 200012. Contributed surplus 2000 1999Balance, beginning of year $ 53,102,998 $ 51,241,359Contributions fromGovernment of Canada 1,762,675 1,914,620Government of Newfoundland - 25,676Other 772,934 402,734Disposal of property and equipment - (481,391)Balance, end of year $ 55,638,607 $ 53,102,99813. Surplus (deficit) 2000 1999Deficit, beginning of year $ (3,736,852) $ (5,774,065)Excess of (expenditure over revenue)revenue over expenditure (1,146,900) 2,037,213Deficit, end of year $ (4,883,752) $ (3,736,852)Surplus (deficit) arising from:Operations $ 2,007,342 $ 2,597,568Severance pay accruals (6,891,094) (6,334,420)$ (4,883,752) $ (3,736,852)The deficit includes a provision for severance pay, payable to certain employees upon cessation of employment or retirement.14. Change in non-cash operating working capital 2000 1999Receivables $ (221,203) $ 335,804Inventories (174,820) (108,031)Prepaid expenditures 160,392 291,185Restricted cash deposits (259,304) 228,175Payables and accruals 1,555,990 705,700$1,061,055 $ 1,452,83317


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 200015. Contingencies and commitmentsExpropriation and other claimsThe City has received notices of claims of approximately $777,000. Noprovision has been made for these claims either because the City is notexpected to incur any significant liability, or because an estimate of loss,if any, is not determinable at this time.Lease commitmentsUnder the terms of long term operating leases on equipment, the Cityis required to make annual lease payments for the next five years asfollows: 2001 - $858,704; 2002 - $532,249; 2003 - $510,798; 2004 -$218,735; and 2005 - $218,735.Under the terms of long term operating leases on equipment, the St.John's Transportation Commission is required to make annual leasepayments over the next five years as follows:2001 - $23,525; 2002 - $21,571; 2003 - $14,468; 2004 - $10,681; and 2005- $10,681.The Commission has also made a commitment to purchase 10 newbuses at a total cost of approximately $4.1 million. The expecteddelivery date of the buses to the Commission is August 2001.Retirement benefitsThe City provides a benefit to certain employees based upon theemployee's length of service with the City. This benefit is payable onlyupon retirement. At December 31, 2000, the City is contingently liablefor these benefits to a maximum of $3,684,700.Civic Centre CorporationUnder an agreement with Maple Leaf Sports and EntertainmentLimited for the period June 1, 1999 to May 31, 2005, the Civic CentreCorporation has been granted the right to operate an American HockeyLeague franchise to be known as the St. John's Maple Leafs. Inaccordance with the terms of the agreement the Civic CentreCorporation is committed to minimum annual payments of $1,217,500for franchise fees and $300,000 for management services to Maple Leaf18Sports and Entertainment Limited. The Civic Centre Corporation makesthese payments from operating funds. Under the terms of the sameagreement Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Limited has agreed topay a number of costs of the franchise operation, including player,coach and trainer salaries.St. John's Municipal Parking GarageThe City entered into a lease-purchase agreement, whereby the City willlease the St. John's Municipal Parking Garage to A.P. Parking Garage Inc.for $100,000 per year for ten years beginning April 1, 1995. At the endof the lease term the City has agreed to sell the parking garage forconsideration of $1 at the lessee's option.Regatta Boat House ProjectThe City has guaranteed the amount of $450,000 for the Regatta BoatHouse Project.16.Pension plansAt December 31, 2000, based on an extrapolation of an actuarialvaluation as at December 31, 1999, pension plan assets and pensionplan obligations were $81,086,900 and $69,604,700 respectively. Giventhe funded excess, the City did not make any employer pensioncontributions for 2000 and does not plan to make employer pensioncontributions for 2001.At December 31, 2000, based on an extrapolation of an actuarialvaluation as at December 31, 1999, pension plan assets and pensionplan obligations of the St. John's Transportation Commission were$13,250,775 and $9,615,702 for the union pension plan and $3,946,754and $2,540,202 for the non-union pension plan respectively. Given thefunded excess, the Commission discontinued employer pensioncontributions during 2000 and does not plan to make employerpension contributions for 2001.For both pension plans, the excess of pension plan assets over pensionplan obligations is being amortized over the expected averageremaining service life of the respective employee groups.


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTNOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS • DECEMBER 31, 200017. Civic Centre CorporationEffective June 1, 1999 by a motion of City Council, the St. John's MapleLeafs Hockey Club Inc., and its Board of Directors were officiallydissolved and its assets, liabilities and future operations weretransferred to the Civic Centre Corporation. Also on July 15, 1999, theCity transferred the St. John's Memorial Stadium and responsibility forits future operations to the Civic Centre Corporation.18. Subsequent eventSubsequent to year end, the Civic Centre Corporation became liablefor penalties of $450,000 payable to Maple Leaf Sports andEntertainment Limited. These penalties were incurred pursuant to theagreement with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Limited andbecame payable because the new Mile One Stadium was unavailablefor home games during the 2000 - 2001 season.SCHEDULE OF DEBENTURE DEBT • DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 1SinkingCurrentDate of Interest Amount Amount Funds Portion dueMaturity Rate Issued Outstanding Available in 2001Sep. 2001 11.000% $ 15,000,000 $ 9,955,000 $ 11,373 $ 9,944,000Nov. 2004 13.500% 6,000,000 5,325,000 4,603,470 150,000Dec. 2005 11.250% 5,000,000 839,000 36,090 125,000Dec. 2006 10.500% 6,000,000 1,847,000 1,157 150,000Dec. 2007 6.150% 10,000,000 4,044,000 29 250,000Dec. 2008 11.125% 6,000,000 3,679,000 1,118 150,000Dec. 2009 10.500% 7,000,000 3,848,000 45,099 175,000June 2012 10.875% 14,000,000 11,000,000 1,048,038 350,000Sep. 2013 9.160% 9,000,000 6,824,000 899 225,000Oct. 2015 9.400% 5,000,000 5,000,000 771,930 125,000Dec. 2020 6.840% 7,000,000 7,000,000 - 175,000$ 90,000,000 $ 59,361,000 $ 6,519,203 $ 11,819,00019


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT • DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 2CurrentDate of Interest Amount Amount Portion dueMaturity Rate Issued Outstanding in 2001Canada Mortgage and Housing CorporationWaterford Valley trunk sewer Jan. 2006 5.125% $ 612,371 $ 184,766 $ 27,034Mundy Pond trunk sewer Jan. 2008 5.875% 78,830 32,425 3,281Virginia Park trunk sewer Apr. 2013 7.500% 104,408 67,888 3,233Virginia Park trunk sewer Mar. 2014 7.875% 157,909 109,333 4,505Rennies River trunk sewer Oct. 2016 10.375% 1,011,991 804,108 24,045Rennies River trunk sewer Oct. 2018 9.750% 681,350 558,691 13,795Mundy Pond neighbourhood improvement program Jan. 2006 10.375% 1,155,885 245,949 107,518Wedgewood Park water and sewer Jan. 2017 7.875% 12,410 9,504 281Goulds water and sewer Jul. 2003 10.000% 117,716 32,729 9,864Goulds water and sewer Jul. 2007 10.000% 97,449 52,838 5,527Newfoundland Municipal Financing Corporation1990 street paving Dec. 2001 12.375% 1,623,470 135,330 135,330Harbourview water and sewer Dec. 2004 11.500% 348,536 154,580 32,424Kilbride water and sewer Dec. 2005 13.875% 318,068 179,417 26,952Airport Heights - phase 1A Nov. 2005 14.500% 3,162,759 1,684,510 288,448Airport Heights - phase 1B Dec. 2005 13.875% 629,463 355,070 53,338Airport Heights - phase 2 Dec. 2006 12.375% 3,060,805 1,772,054 241,6471991 street paving program May 2002 11.500% 1,550,456 355,672 230,428Penetanguishene - phase 1 May 2007 11.500% 2,210,465 1,404,249 155,488Penetanguishene - phase 2 Dec. 2007 10.875% 1,762,291 1,159,334 117,8811992 street paving Dec. 2003 9.375% 1,876,483 751,642 227,9741992 streets Reconstruction A May 2004 10.625% 816,589 384,894 96,1381992 streets Reconstruction B May 2004 10.625% 239,203 112,747 28,1621992 Airport Heights Phase 3 May 2009 10.625% 1,181,128 876,751 67,7841991 streets Reconstruction Nov. 2003 10.250% 1,463,250 511,977 189,58420


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT • DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 2 (cont’d)CurrentDate of Interest Amount Amount Portion dueMaturity Rate Issued Outstanding in 2001Shea Heights NIA May 2004 10.625% $ 30,443 $ 14,349 $ 3,584Softball Newfoundland May 2004 10.625% 256,171 120,745 30,1591993 streets Paving A May 2004 10.625% 986,714 465,081 116,1671993 streets Paving B May 2004 10.625% 161,803 76,265 19,049Softball Newfoundland Dec. 2004 11.500% 102,633 54,985 11,533Bridge Rehabilitation Dec. 2004 11.500% 54,464 29,179 6,1201994 street paving Feb. 2006 9.750% 711,390 472,244 68,5481995 street paving Dec. 2006 8.375% 405,554 281,660 37,8651993 Airport Heights Phase 4 Dec. 2009 11.500% 1,070,242 835,078 56,924Goulds water and sewer Dec. 2001 10.750% 2,315,299 290,591 290,591Goulds water and sewer Jan. 2001 13.875% 279,125 19,437 19,437Goulds water and sewer Dec. 2002 12.000% 437,101 110,033 51,815Goulds water and sewer Jun. 2003 12.000% 222,350 68,044 24,866Goulds water and sewer Dec. 2004 11.750% 283,403 113,908 28,045Goulds water and sewer Jun. 2006 12.375% 451,615 261,463 35,6551991 studies May 2010 10.875% 201,165 160,356 10,3261991 studies B Feb. 2011 9.750% 46,373 38,551 2,2421991 studies C Feb. 2006 9.750% 21,804 14,474 2,1011997 streets Jan. 2009 7.500% 165,603 147,832 12,9861999 streets A Dec. 2009 8.375% 264,132 246,370 19,2811999 streets B Dec. 2009 8.375% 104,868 97,816 7,6551999 Retaining Wall Dec. 2009 8.375% 31,942 29,794 2,3321998 Bridge Rehabilitation Sep. 2010 8.125% 189,044 189,044 12,8711998 St. John's Rec. Centre Sep. 2010 8.125% 60,361 60,361 4,110Bay Bulls Road Dec. 2004 11.500% 442,210 196,126 41,1381997 Harbour Cleanup Jan. 2014 7.500% 1,464,499 1,379,735 61,9411999 Harbour Cleanup Feb. 2014 7.500% 1,448,983 1,365,117 61,284Higgins Line 1999 Dec. 2014 8.375% 574,858 554,578 22,016Wedgewood Park street paving program Dec. 2001 13.875% 255,000 29,003 29,003Regional Water System Dec. 2006 11.625% 525,950 317,195 39,1231996 Capital Works Jan. 2008 7.375% 2,012,777 1,637,000 170,426Higgins Line 1997 Jun. 2013 7.375% 484,764 435,759 22,226$ 40,335,925 $ 22,048,631 $ 3,412,08021


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF MORTGAGES – URBAN LIVING NON-PROFIT HOUSING • DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 3Date of Interest Amount AmountMaturity Rate Issued OutstandingNewfoundland and Labrador Housing CorporationHamlyn Road Aug. 1, 2022 6.80% $ 2,207,290 $ 1,884,485Infill 1987 Apr. 1, 2023 7.70% 2,070,285 1,805,537Gear Street - Infill 1988 Sept. 1, 2025 6.70% 1,929,560 1,755,229Brookfield Road Dec. 1, 2025 6.54% 2,187,293 2,005,098Infill 1992 Dec. 1, 2028 6.54% 1,682,553 1,362,052Canada Mortgage and Housing CorporationRawlins Cross Dec. 1, 2018 5.432% 1,249,485 1,030,661Forest Road Jan. 1, 2018 5.85% 1,647,890 1,311,186Cuckholds Cove Road Apr. 1, 2018 5.47% 804,200 648,207Infill 1982 Jul. 1, 2018 5.56% 651,550 532,598Hamilton Avenue - Riverhead Towers Feb. 1, 2019 5.50% 3,736,230 3,079,039Fahey's Row - Infill 1983 May 1, 2019 5.77% 962,163 830,014Alexander Street -Hamilton Avenue Jun. 1, 2019 5.77% 1,920,998 1,654,036Carnell Street - Larkin Square Jan. 1, 2020 6.45% 1,910,065 1,680,061Goodview Street-Carter's Hill Jan. 1, 2020 9.20% 1,406,630 1,232,042Infill 1985 Apr. 1, 2021 7.36% 880,530 771,071Carter's Hill - Sebastian Court Aug. 1, 2021 7.22% 2,031,175 1,810,179Infill 1990 Nov. 1, 2026 5.43% 1,628,008 1,451,752Cochrane Street Nov. 1, 2026 5.58% 745,887 672,964Campbell Avenue Feb. 1, 2028 5.35% 968,952 904,002$ 30,620,744 $ 26,420,213Less: current portion 643,671$ 25,776,542Mortgages are secured by specific rental properties situated in St. John's and an assignment of rental income.22


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF REVENUE • YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 42000 2000 1999Actual Budget ActualTaxationReal property tax $ 50,651,660 $ 50,056,650 $ 49,596,371Business tax 13,040,159 12,948,000 12,838,594Utility tax 5,193,893 4,800,000 4,658,324Business Improvement Area assessment 174,954 155,000 184,427Entertainment tax - - 425,874Accommodation tax 1,058,703 1,000,000 997,850$ 70,119,369 $ 68,959,650 $ 68,701,440Grants from other governmentsGovernment of NewfoundlandMunicipal operating grant $ 4,674,017 $ 4,673,780 $ 4,674,015Recovery of debt charges and street paving program 5,533,504 5,482,760 5,856,053Government of Newfoundland agenciesRental housing projects 55,505 55,500 55,505Government of CanadaCity archives - 4,000 17,483Summer employment experience development 37,582 6,500 48,190$ 10,300,608 $ 10,222,540 $ 10,651,246Sales of goods and servicesEnvironmental health servicesWater tax - basic $ 6,680,455 $ 6,575,000 $ 6,597,779- harbour cleanup 1,709,895 1,659,740 1,659,739Water sales 1,573,032 1,600,030 1,563,878Tipping fees 3,027,874 2,798,000 2,260,942Other 77,765 63,340 74,679General government services 779,800 804,830 741,950Transportation servicesParking meters 766,689 671,500 682,172Parking permits 174,107 160,000 168,367Other 9,703 26,390 11,248St. John's Memorial Stadium (Note 17) - - 299,878Recreation and cultural services 802,470 859,120 817,929Other general services 127,663 71,860 149,412$ 15,729,453 $ 15,289,810 $ 15,027,97323


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF REVENUE • YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 4 (cont’d)2000 2000 1999Actual Budget ActualOther revenue from own sourcesInterest on tax arrears $ 1,448,678 $ 1,390,000 $ 1,422,859Fines 1,401,470 1,302,100 1,235,003Construction and other permits 1,241,577 1,038,500 1,342,905Interest earned 890,016 442,000 499,546Business and amusement licenses 108,898 98,400 111,080Rents, concessions and franchises 19,580 9,100 19,391$ 5,110,219 $ 4,280,100 $ 4,630,784Grants in lieu of taxesGovernment of Canada $ 2,147,322 $ 2,000,000 $ 2,050,024Water Tax Grant 695,797 669,000 678,776Government of Canada agencies 331,287 550,000 531,109Government of Newfoundland agencies 50,519 46,000 45,792$ 3,224,925 $ 3,265,000 $ 3,305,701Other transfersTransfer from capital fundAssessments for water, sewer and street improvements $ 555,491 $ 544,000 $ 526,25224


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF EXPENDITURE • YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 52000 2000 1999Actual Budget ActualGeneral government servicesLegislative $ 755,904 $ 651,700 $ 646,800General government 9,995,723 10,185,840 9,426,091Engineering services 2,365,125 2,317,060 2,118,819Pensions and employee benefits (300,724) 817,980 (213,496)Other general government services 144,813 180,000 169,048$ 12,960,841 $ 14,152,580 $ 12,147,262Fiscal servicesDebenture debt chargesSinking fund payments $ 2,075,000 $ 2,075,000 $ 2,075,000Sinking fund in lieu of interest 2,694,030 2,694,030 2,103,377Interest 5,792,870 5,792,880 6,439,356Discounts 45,981 45,980 49,495Other long-term debtPrincipal 4,676,578 4,676,580 5,390,135Interest 2,478,910 2,479,290 2,742,008Interest on temporary bank loans 668,787 900,000 212,454Other debt charges 79,597 34,000 27,993$ 18,511,753 $ 18,697,760 $ 19,039,818Transportation servicesRoad transportAdministration $ 1,879,436 $ 1,806,260 $ 1,781,873Snow clearing 7,561,407 7,448,500 5,698,454Streets, roads and sidewalks 3,449,044 3,171,150 2,717,698Maintenance depot 1,393,069 1,360,630 1,254,548Traffic services 814,723 732,320 743,511Street cleaning 72,695 68,710 134,29415,170,374 14,587,570 12,330,378Street lighting 3,071,575 3,067,950 3,019,291Parking meters 198,828 90,320 101,748Transportation handicapped 585,697 400,000 682,663$ 19,026,474 $ 18,145,840 $ 16,134,08025


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF EXPENDITURE • YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 5 (cont’d)2000 2000 1999Actual Budget ActualProtective servicesFire protection $ 11,967,759 $ 11,234,630 $ 10,182,727Protective inspections 1,979,632 2,009,300 1,790,071Traffic enforcement 1,527,571 1,547,640 1,377,113Animal and pest control 388,541 388,200 313,825$ 15,863,503 $ 15,179,770 $ 13,663,736Environmental health servicesWater supply and distributions $ 7,245,820 $ 7,023,650 $ 5,999,928Garbage and waste collection and disposal 4,366,500 5,087,160 4,032,032Sewage collection and disposal 425,051 528,470 446,133$ 12,037,371 $ 12,639,280 $ 10,478,093Recreation and cultural servicesParks and open spaces $ 4,153,115 $ 4,137,320 $ 3,809,787Recreation 2,871,252 2,719,090 2,351,950St. John's Memorial Stadium (Note 17) - - 757,264Avalon Convention and Visitor's Bureau 404,934 375,000 373,925Other recreation and cultural services 731,604 732,570 690,453$ 8,160,905 $ 7,963,980 $ 7,983,379Environmental development servicesEnvironmental planning and zoning $ 605,395 $ 628,890 $ 596,032Housing and real estate 761,918 701,700 658,235Other environmental development services 933,878 945,370 717,878$ 2,301,191 $ 2,275,960 $ 1,972,145Transfers to reserves and other fundsProvision for uncollectible accounts $ 972,006 $ 1,000,000 $ 656,016Contribution to capital fund for- capital expenditures 6,556,444 4,526,200 10,443,853- harbour cleanup 2,119,450 1,659,740 762,460Capital expenditure accounts 758,255 809,950 504,864Transfer to Civic Centre financing reserve 284,801 125,000 551,110Transfer (from) to harbour cleanup reserve (409,555) - 897,279Transfer to landfill capital improvements reserve 1,097,025 - -Provision for obsolete inventory (818) 25,000 15,896$ 11,377,608 $ 8,145,890 $ 13,831,47826


City of St. John’s 2000 ANNUAL REPORTSCHEDULE OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE • YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000SCHEDULE 6LandExpropriation, disturbances, street widening and improvements $ 387,244BuildingsMunicipal recreation facilities 975,716City Hall 156,596Depot 250,809Bowring Park Amphitheatre 41,301Goulds 24,189Parking garage 49,061Civic Centre 20,944,776StreetsReconstruction, paving and resurfacing, curb and sidewalks 5,107,258Plans and studies 80,335Water and sewerWater mains and sanitary sewers 5,043,184Harbour clean-up 2,002,856EquipmentOperating departments 3,543,468Fire department 981,363Regional water system 436,438St. John's Transportation Commission 95,540Non-profit housing 615$ 40,120,74927


City of St. John’s2000 ANNUAL REPORTCity CouncilFront Row (l-r): Councillor at Large–Dorothy Wyatt, Councillor atLarge–Dennis O’Keefe, Mayor–Andy Wells, Councillor Ward 5–JohnDinn, Deputy Mayor–Marie White, Councillor at Large–Peter Miller,Councillor at Large–Shannie Duff, Councillor Ward 3–Keith Coombs,Councillor Ward 4–Gerry Colbert, Councillor Ward 2–Frank Galgay,Councillor Ward 3–Sean Hanrahan.Chief Commissioner and StaffCity HallSt. John's City HallNew Gower StreetSpecial Features:• linked to the City Hall Annex by an overhead skywalk• free one-hour visitor parking in the New Gower Street garage• metered parking available on surrounding streets• several Metrobus routes stop near City Hall• wheelchair accessible• open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., NF standard time, except onpublic holidays• general information, Telephone: (709) 576-8600Municipal DepotBlackmarsh RoadBase of operation for:• garbage collection• streets, snow clearing, and parks and playgroundservices• open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., NF standard timeRecreation FacilitiesThe City of St. John's operates several recreational facilities and servicesincluding:• H.G.R. Mews Centre located on Mundy Pond RoadSitting (l-r): Neil Martin–Director, Information and Corporate Services,Paul Mackey–Director, Public Works and Parks , Art Cheeseman–Director, Engineering and Planning, Jill Brewer–Director of Recreation,Ron Penney–Chief Commissioner and City Solicitor, David Blackmore–Director, Building and Property Management, Damian Ryan–City Clerk,Standing (l-r): Robert Bishop–Director of Finance/City Treasurer, MichaelDwyer–Director, Regional Fire Services, Absent: Guy Annable–Director ofHuman Resources.• Wedgewood Park Recreation Facility located in Wedgewood Park in theCity's east end• St. John's Recreation Centre, Torbay Road• Rotary Sunshine Park Chalet, Thorburn RoadOutdoor Facilities• Bannerman Park Pool• Bowring Park Pool• Cabot 500 Amphitheatre• 44 outdoor sports fields for softball, baseball, T-Ball, soccer, rugby.28


Mayor's OfficeFourth Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8477Facsimile: (709) 576-8250E-Mail: andywells@city.st-johns.nf.caCity CouncilFourth Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8228Facsimile: (709) 576-8474E-Mail: council@city.st-johns.nf.caCity ClerkFourth Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8218Facsimile: (709) 576-8474E-Mail: cityclerk@city.st-johns.nf.caOffice of the Chief Commissioner and LegalDepartmentFourth Floor, City Hall AnnexP. O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8641Facsimile: (709) 576-8561E-Mail: legal@city.st-johns.nf.caArchivesSecond Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8226Facsimile: (709) 576-8254E-Mail: archives@city.st-johns.nf.caCivic Centre Corporation49-55 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 302St. John's, NewfoundlandA1A 1W9Telephone: (709) 726-1010Facsimile: (709) 726-1511E-Mail: info@sjmapleleafs.nf.caH.G.R. Mews CentreTelephone: (709) 576-8499Facsimile: (709) 576-8469Information Technology and Corporate ServicesDepartmentFourth Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8202Facsimile: (709) 576-8564E-Mail: information.services@city.st-johns.nf.caAssessment DivisionFirst Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8929Facsimile: (709) 576-8603E-Mail: assessment@city.st-johns.nf.caDepartment of Public Works & ParksMunicipal Depot--Blackmarsh RoadP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8100Facsimile: (709) 576-8026E-Mail: publicworks@city.st-johns.nf.caDepartment of Building and PropertyManagementThird Floor, City Hall AnnexP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8901Facsimile: (709) 576-8160E-Mail: building.property@city.st-johns.nf.caDepartment of Economic Development andTourismCity Hall AnnexP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8149 or 576-8394Facsimile: (709) 576-8246 or 576-8300E-Mail: economic.development@city.st-johns.nf.caE-Mail: tourism@city.st-johns.nf.caDepartment of Engineering and PlanningThird Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8256Facsimile: (709) 576-8625E-Mail: engineering@city.st-johns.nf.caFinance DepartmentSecond Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8242Facsimile: (709) 576-8564E-Mail: finance@city.st-johns.nf.caTaxation DivisionFirst Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8251Facsimile: (709) 576-8162E-Mail: taxation@city.st-johns.nf.caWedgewood Park Recreation CentreTelephone: (709) 576-8631Facsimile: (709) 576-8146Human Resources DepartmentSecond Floor, City Hall AnnexP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8525Facsimile: (709) 576-8575E-Mail: human.resources@city.st-johns.nf.caSecretary of St. John's Local Board of AppealCity Clerk's DepartmentCity of St. John'sFourth Floor, City HallP.O. Box 908St. John's, NewfoundlandA1C 5M2Telephone: (709) 576-8429Facsimile: (709) 576-8474St. John's Transportation CommissionMetrobus Transit Centre245 Freshwater RoadSt. John's, NFA1B 1B3Telephone: (709) 570-2020Facsimile: (709) 722-0018E-mail: info@metrobus.comRecreation FacilitiesMile One StadiumTelephone: (709) 576-7688Fax: (709) 576-8467E-Mail: info@sjmapleleafs.nf.ca


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